In Elly Griffiths' A Dying Fall, forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway receives a disturbing letter from a now-dead friend.
Someone murdered Ruth’s college friend Dan Golding. They burned his house with Dan trapped in it. Dan wrote and mailed the letter just before he died.
Dan has been living in fear. He has discovered what he thinks may be the grave of the legendary King Arthur. The nature of his discovery has stirred the wrath of a group of neo-Nazi white supremacists at Dan’s small university.
Dan invites Ruth to come and help authenticate the discovery.
Ignoring texted threats, Ruth and her small daughter Kate go to Lancashire to look at the bones and discover the truth.
The Druid Cathbad goes along to visit a friend and to babysit Kate.
At the same time, Detective Chief Inspector Nelson (Kate’s father who is himself married with daughters of his own) is vacationing in Lancashire with his wife.
This book, like the others in the series has interesting characters, intriguing archeological information, and enough action to keep most people reading.
I finished A Dying Fall several days ago, so these comments are more sketchy than usual. (I’ve been away from the computer about a week.)
I have enjoyed every book in the Ruth Galloway series, and this one is no exception.